Season 4 of Dexter may be over, but news is still pouring out. Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips has decided to leave the show after four award-winning years in order to spend time with his family. “I need to be part of my own life,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. Seems a reasonable request, since he has spent the last four years spending nine months in Los Angeles for the show, while only have three months with his family at their home in Connecticut. Taking his place will be Chip Johannessen, whose long list of genre writing and producing credits includes Moonlight, The X-Files, Millennium, Dark Angel and The Crow: Salvation.
Meanwhile, Dexter’s record-breaking season went out with a bang. Each episode this season outdid the one before it, with the season finale being no different. With 2.6 million viewers tuning in, Dexter’s season closer was the most-watched series episode ever on Showtime, and the most watched telecast on the channel since 1999 (it still hasn’t been able to knock out that Mike Tyson fight).